File:Imagination 195205.jpg|thumb|Sheckley's first story, "Final Examination", was published in the May 1952 issue of ''Imagination (magazine)|Imagination''
'''Robert Sheckley''' (July 17, 1928 – December 9, 2005)
was an American writer. First published in the science fiction
magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdism|absurdist
, and broadly comical.
Sheckley was nominated for Hugo award|Hugo
and Nebula award
s and was named Author Emeritus
by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America